Ruins at Pallanarrua
Lithographer: Needham, Jonathan (fl.1850-1874)
Lithograph by Jonathan Needham (fl.1850-1874) after Charles D.C.O'Brien of ruins at Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka, dated 1st January 1864. This print forms plate 4 of 'A series of fifteen Views of Ceylon illustrative of Sir J.E. Tennent's work, from sketches made on the spot by Capt C. O'Brien, late Assistant Surveyor General, Ceylon' London, 1864. Polonnaruwa consists of a number of ruined complexes including the Quadrangle, the Dalada Maligawa, or Tooth Relic Temple and the Gal Vihara, or rock shrine with its four large statues of Buddha.